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New eviction fears looming in Mavoko

Mavoko residents of Athi River are furiously protesting against supposed land grabbers who threaten and forcibly remove them in an attempt to strip them of their inheritance.

The 2,100 acres of property in Munyeti Farm Village are now fenced off by an unidentified developer, leaving the locals living in fear.

The settlers claimed that unidentified individuals were forcing the residents off their common land by taking advantage of East Africa Portland Cement’s recent land demolitions.

They claim that the citizens are afraid because of the copious police presence.

An excavator was observed in the region on Thursday night excavating holes in order to build a perimeter wall around the Munyeti farm area.

The Mavoko Land and Environment Court imposed a conservatory injunction on the aforementioned land to preserve the status quo until the outstanding dispute was settled, and the residents claimed to have copies of the court documents.

The locals are now pleading with the appropriate government agencies to step in and make sure the court decisions are followed.

Jos Mudavadi, the commander of Athi River Sub County Police, urged the resentful parties to come forward to the authorities.

Along with assuring the locals that security would be increased, the police commander also mentioned that the security team was collaborating closely with the Ministry of Lands and Justice to find solutions to the numerous land disputes in the region.

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